Shostakovich & Arensky - Piano Trios | Orchid Classics ORC100181

Shostakovich & Arensky - Piano Trios

£12.56

In stock - available for despatch within 1 working day

Label: Orchid Classics

Cat No: ORC100181

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 19th November 2021

Contents

About

Trio con Brio Copenhagen returns to Orchid Classics with a triptych of Russian piano trios: two works by Shostakovich framing music by Arensky.

These Russian composers lived through turning points in their country’s history. Arensky died in 1906, the year in which Shostakovich was born, and their output charts the trajectory of Russian and Soviet political and artistic history during those years. Arensky’s ardent Piano Trio no.1 was written in 1894, when Russian Romanticism was at its peak. Inspired by young love, the 17-year-old Shostakovich wrote his Piano Trio no.1 ‘Poème’ in 1923 in Petrograd (St Petersburg), finding expression for strong personal emotions via a musical language influenced by film scores. Just over 20 years later, in 1944, Shostakovich wrote his Piano Trio no.2. By making use of Jewish music for the first time, he gave the greatest tragedies of the age a voice, while at the same time creating a music that displays an irrepressible spark of life.

“… both explosive and exquisitely intimate” – The Strad

“… an excellent performance all round, showcasing an airtight ensemble, but also these Danish-based musicians’ flair for coloristic detail.” – Gramophone

Also Available

Beethoven - Piano Trios Vol.2
Beethoven - Piano Trios Vol.2

£12.56

(Orchid Classics)

Tchaikovsky / Smetana - Piano Trios
Tchaikovsky / Smetana - Piano Trios

£12.56

(Orchid Classics)

Beethoven - Piano Trios Vol.3
Beethoven - Piano Trios Vol.3

£12.56

(Orchid Classics)

Beethoven - Piano Trios Vol.1
Beethoven - Piano Trios Vol.1

£12.56

(Orchid Classics)

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here